Nov. 19, 1979
Nov. 19, 1979

Table of Contents
Nov. 19, 1979

NFL Armball
College Football
Road Racing
The Search
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Doing It All for L.A. 30
When the Lakers signed Magic Johnson, they thought he could do everything but shoot. Now he is scoring in bunches
by Bruce Newman

This is an article from the Nov. 19, 1979 issue Original Layout

Fishing for Nolan Ryan 34
Using money as bait, George Steinbrenner and three other owners are setting their hooks for the strikeout king, now a free agent
by Larry Keith

The Name of the Game Is Armball 36
It's clear that throwers are no longer losers in the NFL, where the 300-yard passing game is fast becoming the rule
by Paul Zimmerman

The Dickey Dilemma 44
Texas A&M Running Back-Sprinter Curtis Dickey will soon have to decide between a pro contract and training for the Olympics
by Sam Moses

He Found His Racquet 48
Steve Keeley may only be near the top of racquetball rankings, but he's unsurpassed in zaniness, especially off the court
by Timothy Yost

The Search for Nadia 88
The author plunges into Transylvania in quest of gymnast Nadia Comaneci. It develops that Nadia is preparing to conquer new worlds
by Bob Ottum

The Departments

Scorecard 25
College Football 61
TV/Radio 68
Soccer 71
Road Racing 77
Hockey 84
For the Record 115
19th Hole 116

Credits on page 115

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

Today's sugar man has been likened to namesakes Sugar Ray Robinson and Benny Leonard, with good reason. Sugar Ray Leonard, perhaps the most exciting fighter around, eyes a welterweight title bout with Wilfredo Benitez. By Bill Nack.

The Woody and Bo show may have folded its tent, but the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry goes on as usual with a Rose Bowl berth hanging in the balance. Douglas S. Looney reports as Earle Bruce's undefeated Buckeyes take on Bo's Wolverines.